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Siemens to supply more trams to Bremen

31 Jan 2018

GERMANY: Bremer Straßenbahn has ordered an additional 10 Avenio trams from Siemens. The order announced on January 31 is an option on a contract signed in June 2017, which included a base order of 67 trams and options for up to ... more

New trolleybuses enter service in Ostrava

31 Jan 2018

CZECH REPUBLIC: The first Škoda 26Tr trolleybuses entered revenue service in Ostrava on January 23. Deliveries of the vehicles, for which Solaris has supplied the bodies, started in December, with six arriving so far. The ... more

CZ Loko submits best offer for Warszawa metro shunter

30 Jan 2018

POLAND: CZ Loko has submitted the lowest bid to supply a shunting locomotive to Warszawa metro operator Metro Warszawskie. Its bid of 3·25m złoty excluding VAT beat one from ZPS Stargard, which came in at 3·47m złoty. The ... more

UTM begins tram deliveries to Kolomna

30 Jan 2018

RUSSIA: Uraltransmash delivered the first of 21 single-section Type 71-407-01 trams to Kolomna on January 27. The partly low-floor 15·9 m long tram has 27 seats and three 1 300 mm double doors. Operator ... more

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New trams enter service in Kazan

29 Jan 2018

RUSSIA: Three BKM-84500K trams supplied by Belkommunmash and assembled at operator Metroelektrotrans’ workshops entered revenue service on route 5 in Kazan on January 25. BKM delivered kits for the three-section trams between ... more

Tyne & Wear Metro fleet replacement gets underway

26 Jan 2018

UK: Tyne & Wear Metro owner and operator Nexus has called tenders for the supply of 42 two-car 1·5 kV DC electric trainsets to replace the current fleet. This follows a government commitment to provide £337m towards the ... more

Electric buses enter service in Bratislava

26 Jan 2018

SLOVAKIA: The first four of 18 electric buses that SOR is supplying entered revenue service in Bratislava on January 26. The two 12 m long NS 12 buses and two 8 m long EBN 8 vehicles are fitted with pantographs, ... more

Alexandria electric bus contract signed

26 Jan 2018

EGYPT: Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority signed a contract with BYD on January 24 for the supply of 15 electric buses. Deliveries of the 12 m long K9 buses are due to begin in the first half of this year. BYD ... more

Alstom has presented the first of 28 trams that it is supplying to Qatar.

First Lusail tram completed

25 Jan 2018

QATAR: Alstom has presented the first Citadis for the Lusail Tram project to officials from Qatar Rail, following the completion of factory acceptance tests in France. Alstom is supplying 28 trams for the Lusail network. ... more